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Who gets thymus cancer?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually after age 40: There are 3 main types, but generally progress slowly, and happen after age 40, also associated with patients with myasthenia gravis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is thymus cancer from?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 28 years experience
Immune system: The thymus is an immune organ, that lives in the chest. It is most active in childhood. No one knows what causes the cancer, but it omes in many different types, which often resemble cancers from other areas of the body, such as squamous cell cancer, lymphoma, etc. One type of the thymic cancer, which is a malignant thymoma, is related to the muscle disease myasthenia gravis.
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